IMR International

2020 Conference Speakers

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"End-users of hydrocolloids are particularly sought after"
San Francisco, CA. April 26 - 28

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Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.
Riëtte van Laack
Ph.D., J.D. Attorney

Riëtte van Laack, Ph.D., J.D. is an attorney with Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., a law firm that specializes in FDA regulatory matters. She counsels domestic and international clients on a broad range of food regulatory issues, including those pertaining to food labeling, health and nutrient claims, advertising claims, food safety, organic regulations, and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2004. She completed her undergraduate and graduate work in the Netherlands, obtaining a M.S. in Human Nutrition from the Agricultural University of Wageningen, and a Ph.D. in Meat Science from the University of Utrecht.

Riëtte van Laack
Hyman, Phelps & McNamara
IMR International - Dennis Seisun
Speech title "Global Market Overview"

Dennis Seisun has worked in England, France, Belgium, and, for the last 25 years, has been based in San Diego, California. He graduated from Bath University in England with a bachelor of science degree in engineering and a master of science degree in industrial marketing. He worked as an engineer for Foster Wheeler, as a consultant for C.H. Kline S.A. in Brussels, and for Kelco (then a division of Merck) as commercial development product manager. He was closely involved in the market development of many new biopolymers to follow xanthan in the marketplace. In 1985, Dennis founded IMR International and has since focused his attentions on the food hydrocolloid markets of the U.S. and Western Europe. The Quarterly Review of Food Hydrocolloids was started by IMR International in 1991 and has become established as a comprehensive and independent source of information on the food hydrocolloid market. IMR has chaired the International Conference on Food Hydrocolloids for the past sixteen years alternating between the USA and Europe.

Dennis Seisun
IMR International
San Diego CA, USA